Feeney Qualified Quickest, Setting the Top 10 Shootout Vehicles

Feeney Qualified Quickest, Setting the Top 10 Shootout Vehicles

Broc Feeney of Triple Eight Race Engineering was the top qualifier for the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour and will be one of the vehicles going into this afternoon’s Top 10 Pole Shootout.

With a best lap time of 2:01.891, Feeney beat Luca Stolz’s No. 75 SunEnergy1 Racing entry by 0.318 seconds in the No. 888 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo.

The third fastest time was made by Sheldon van der Linde in the No. 32 Team WRT BMW M4 GT3, with Maro Engel’s No. 130 GruppeM Racing Mercedes-AMG coming in fourth.

In the sister Triple Eight Mercedes-AMG, Jordan Love qualified in fifth place, ahead of Matt Campbell’s late pass in the No. 912 Manthey EMA Porsche 911 GT3 R.

After the team decided to place Ayhancan Guven in the car, who was unable to break into the top ten, Campbell finished the second half of the thirty-minute session.

Ricardo Feller and Kelvin van der Linde of Melbourne Performance Center finished seventh and eighth, respectively, ahead of Maxime Martin’s No. 46 WRT BMW and Alessio Picariello, who completed the top ten.

Maxi Goetz’s No. 77 Craft-Bamboo Racing Mercedes-AMG, which qualified eleventh, missed the Top 10 Shootout by 0.037 seconds.

Other teams that did not make the cut were Cameron Waters’ No. 222 Scott Taylor Motorsport Mercedes-AMG, which led final practice this morning, and Lee Holdsworth’s No. 9 Hallmark Audi.

Luke Youlden’s No. 44 Valmont Racing Audi won the GT3 Silver class pole, while Tim Slade’s No. 91 Wheels FX Racing Marc II V8 won the top qualifying spot in the Invitational class.

Starting at 4:05 p.m. local time (12:05 a.m. ET), five vehicles will compete in 15-minute sessions for the Top 10 Shootout.

Sanchita Patil

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